What is Knee brace?

Category: Equipment

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Knee braces provide lateral support while allowing full flexion and extension. They also protect against hyperextension, which is a common cause of major knee ligament injuries.

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Knee brace

Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
1
None
4

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Knee brace

Hospitalization
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1
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1
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1

Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Using (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Did not seem to work
Patients
5
Reason
Course of treatment ended
Patients
4
Reason
Other
Patients
3
Reason
Doctor's advice
Patients
1
See all 9 patients who’ve stopped using Knee brace

Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been Using Knee brace
Duration
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Duration
0-1 month
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Duration
1-3 months
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Duration
3-6 months
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1
Duration
6 months-1 year
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1
Duration
1-2 years
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1
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
5
How Long Patients Used Before Stopping
Duration
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Duration
0-1 month
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0
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
4
Duration
3-6 months
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1
Duration
6 months-1 year
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2
Duration
1-2 years
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0
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
1

Adherence


Always
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5
83%
Usually
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0
0%
Sometimes
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1
17%
Never taken as prescribed
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0
0%

Burden


Very hard to take
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0
0%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
2
33%
A little hard to take
Patients
1
17%
Not at all hard to take
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3
50%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
1
17%
Cost per month
$100-199
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0%
Cost per month
$50-99
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1
17%
Cost per month
$25-49
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0%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
1
17%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
3
50%
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2 patient evaluations for Knee brace

The-Gig
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The-Gig
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:M58y
CFS:12y Dx
FM:19y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See The-Gig's full Knee brace history

Jul 29, 2014 (Started Apr 30, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Restricting)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain in left knee)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Broken Leg (left))
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
louann52
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louann52
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

See louann52's full Knee brace history

Dec 22, 2009 (Started Nov 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support)
  • Side Effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This brace has been a must since my muscles are getting weaker. It's just one that I goy at Walmart.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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